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Poll Results: What should I do with the ram?

 
  • 64% (9)
    Keep the ram cover
  • 7% (1)
    Ditch the ram cover
  • 28% (4)
    Keep the ram cover, but take off CF vinyl from the ram
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post #31 of 151
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Originally Posted by sinnedone View Post

lol I wouldnt say MOTM material, but Thank you for the compliment. biggrin.gif

I wouldn't necessarily say it would win MOTM (as that would depend entirely on the competition) but I can definitely say that I've seen nominees that were not nearly as unique and refined as this mod is. That's the thing about the MOTM entrants - often they are extremely high-dollar builds with tons of the latest parts...and tons of custom fabrication and details... but there are usually a couple that are more like my rig - i.e. not really modded at all (unless you call drilling some holes and cable management a MOD - I sure don't). I think you might be surprised how many votes you could get with this build. biggrin.gif

Great job!
post #32 of 151
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Lol.

Thank you for the kind words. I have tried to keep everything well planned and designed neatly.

I took a look at your rig, it's nice. Nice and clean. I like builds like that .

I'm being lazy this week, but I should have some finished pictures in a week or less. Stay tuned. wink.gif
   
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Almost done here and changed a couple of things. I finally broke down and bought a can of paint to more closely match the original light gray colors on the case. I also modified the front panel piece to allow a little more airflow through the front.

Here is the original front piece next to the modified ventilated piece painted a similar color:




With the lighter color it was easier to see what was bhind it so I had to paint the innaards of the front panel flat black to keep it from showing through the front mesh:











The top panel repainted:






Then had to repaint the side panel and fan filter:










I used a different tape I had never used before called "frog tape" I do not recomend this tape at all. It might work well painting windows or wallpaper etc , but for small intricate and auto paint stick to good ol blue painters tape.



I also had installed these low profile feet on the case not to long ago as well. 2 dollars and does the job beter than stick on pads. smile.gif



Heres whats left of my "modders mesh" lol




One tip for anyone planning to use one of these mesh trash cans for the mesh, use it height wise. What I mean by that is that if your cutting out a rectangular piece cuti it from top to bottom. If you cut a rectangular piece from side to side there is a slight curveature to the mesh and there will be a slight arch to the pattern instead of perfectly straight.



I also added a hidden led strip behind the h100i to try and brighten up the motherboard area. Its still a little dark torwards the middle of the board, but thats the price I have to pay if I want to keep all the led strips hidden.




Only thing left to do now is install and modify slightly the second graphics card and this should be done, well maybe. biggrin.gif
Edited by sinnedone - 2/23/13 at 7:23am
   
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Here is a picture of the hidden led strip behind the H100i:



So one of the last pieces is going in which is the second vid card. smile.gif


Had to spruce up the bright orange crossfire bridge smile.gif A little Cf vynil fit the bill nicely:











The bottom part of the drive cover is removeable since it serves a couple of pourposes. One is to make it easy to install the drive bay cover and the other is to hide the graphics card cables:










Here are a couple of pictures of how it sits currently:






































Edited by sinnedone - 2/23/13 at 6:47pm
   
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post #35 of 151
This build is really exquisite on so many levels... the largest being the confines of that (initially at least) crap case. It really does look great now and your cable management makes me want to redo my entire rig... in fact I think I may have to start on that next month. thumbsupsmiley.png
post #36 of 151
Looks great!

Have you thought about adding some grommets on the back where the hoses for the H100 come through?
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This build is really exquisite on so many levels... the largest being the confines of that (initially at least) crap case. It really does look great now and your cable management makes me want to redo my entire rig... in fact I think I may have to start on that next month. thumbsupsmiley.png

lol Thanks

Yeah the cable management was a pain. Especially since theres only about 1/4" of space in the rear panel. Might just have to put up a picture I took just to laugh. Want to see with you come up with as well. thumb.gif





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Looks great!

Have you thought about adding some grommets on the back where the hoses for the H100 come through?

Thank you smile.gif

Actually one of the hoses does not touch at all while the other barely touches it. It might look funny but there is no pinch point or anything where the hoses enter the case. The metal is nice and roundd there as well to not have a sharp edge.
   
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post #38 of 151
This thing is magic... i will be nominating this next MOTM

This is a MOD.

Not a build.

A MOD

It really captures the soul of the PC Case modding hobby before it went all commercial on us.
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This thing is magic... i will be nominating this next MOTM

This is a MOD.

Not a build.

A MOD

It really captures the soul of the PC Case modding hobby before it went all commercial on us.

^ This exactly. That's what I was referring to in comparison to a build like mine - anyone with enough money could duplicate it in an afternoon. This rig is truly unique and culled from budget parts (well at least the external ones - the inside is less budget for sure) and yet in so many ways puts my rig to shame. smile.gif I'll definitely be voting for it if it's in MOTM... it really shows what you can do with just some time and attention to detail (that and having some tools and the willingness to thing outside the box as well).
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I'd vote for it!!
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